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#1
Have 14 days to walk...What to do next? have done the Frances and Portuguese routes. Was thinking about the Primitivo but my mother who is 73years old (and walked with me in 2011 and 2014) is afraid it might be a bit challenging for her.
 
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#2
Have 14 days to walk...What to do next? have done the Frances and Portuguese routes. Was thinking about the Primitivo but my mother who is 73years old (and walked with me in 2011 and 2014) is afraid it might be a bit challenging for her.
Most people appear to take 10-11 days to get from Oviedo to Melide where the Primitivo joins the Frances.

Have you considered trying to plan with your mother a 14 day trip over the same distance. The Primitivo is a bit "lumpy" in places with some challenging distances between some of the albergues. However, maybe you could find alternative accommodation at shorter distances?

Buen (walking with Mum) Camino
 
#3
Hi John, thanks for your advice. I see that you have walked some other routes as well. Any other suggestions (than the Primitivo)? We do not necessarily have to complete a route, even a 14-day-part-of-a-route would be fine.
 
#5
Have 14 days to walk...What to do next? have done the Frances and Portuguese routes. Was thinking about the Primitivo but my mother who is 73years old (and walked with me in 2011 and 2014) is afraid it might be a bit challenging for her.
The Camino de Madrid to Sahagún is an option. Several forum members have walked it recently and have posted. Here is one, https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/off-i-go-from-iglesia-santiago.55978/ (heads up, LT walks very long stages). Gronze has a list of many caminos and breaks them into stages. They put 13 for the Madrid. And you could break up the long stage from Cercedilla into Segovia into two with a stop in La Granja. The Camino de Madrid goes through some interesting towns, starts with a nice walk through Madrid and one of the nicest city exits on any camino, has great albergues and is almost all off-road. Might be an option!
 
#7
The Camino de Madrid to Sahagún is an option. Several forum members have walked it recently and have posted. Here is one, https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/off-i-go-from-iglesia-santiago.55978/ (heads up, LT walks very long stages). Gronze has a list of many caminos and breaks them into stages. They put 13 for the Madrid. And you could break up the long stage from Cercedilla into Segovia into two with a stop in La Granja. The Camino de Madrid goes through some interesting towns, starts with a nice walk through Madrid and one of the nicest city exits on any camino, has great albergues and is almost all off-road. Might be an option!
Hi there Peregrina, I was just reading about the Madrid route so it must be a sign!! Thanks so much for your advice, I think I am going to start planning for the last two weeks in October, hope the weather will be good at that time of the year
 
Camino(s) past & future
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#8
Hi John, thanks for your advice. I see that you have walked some other routes as well. Any other suggestions (than the Primitivo)? We do not necessarily have to complete a route, even a 14-day-part-of-a-route would be fine.
Although I haven't walked it yet, Perigrina 2000's suggestion of the Madrid route is what I too would have suggested.
Buen Camino
 
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#10
What about the Camino Aragones. It's 160kms long and takes about 8 to 9 fairly easy days. Take a bus from Jaca up to the Somport Pass where there is an albergue, and walk through Jaca to Puenta la Reina on the Frances. It's beautiful and quiet and albergues are at roughly 15km stages. The Tourist Office in Jaca has lots of information. Be sure to allow an extra day to visit the Monasterio de San Juan (10th century up in the mountains) from the village of Santa Cilia de Jaca, and also stay at Arres where the albergue and village are beautiful. I don't understand why more pilgrims do not walk this Camino
 
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Camino del Norte (Apr-Jun 2018)
#12
Not sure if you walked from SdC to Finisterre/Muxia on your previous routes but you could combine that with Ingles? I’m considering that if I ever go back.
 

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